Home Visits Attendance Officer
Instill Excellence Limited are offering a fantastic opportunity for a new Attendance Officer to join their team as soon as possible. The successful applicant will be professional in their role and be aware of the high level of confidentiality and safeguarding required at all times.
This is a term-time only role for 32 hours a week and will be subject to a probationary period. All holidays to be taken during school holidays.
Initially a 12 month contract in the first instance starting 1st February 2022.
- To work term time (39 weeks of the year)
- To be able to drive and hold a valid UK drivers licence
- Appropriate vehicle insurance
- To have or be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check
- Previous experience in a similar role (preferable)
The role will involve:
- Supporting Instill Excellence to develop appropriate strategies to support improvement of attendance and reduce persistent absence across clients schools within the West Midlands.
- Identifying attendance problems and possible solutions.
- Supporting the senior attendance consultant to report outcomes to the Education Welfare service if required.
- Working with the senior attendance consultant to support in any safeguarding referals, when necessary.
- Giving support to schools by undertaking home visits.
- Providing regular, timely feedback to schools in relation to home visits.
- Supporting the schools to find ways for parents to build good relationships with the school.
- Completing any necessary paperwork in relation to home visits.
- Knowing, understanding and using all Instill Excellence policies and procedures.
- Such other duties that may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post to assist Instill Excellence in the fulfilment of its objectives commensurate with the post holders salary grade, abilities and aptitudes.
- The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to Instill Excellence staff conduct policy.
The Attendance Officer should have:
- Good listening skills and an understanding of common family problems.
- The ability to deal with private information and sensitive issues.
- A calm and confident approach in difficult situations.
- The ability to work well with pupils, parents, teachers and other professionals
- An understanding of the law about education and keeping children safe.
- Accurate record-keeping and good organisational skills.
- Experience in IT with ability to analyse data and write detailed reports
- Teamwork and networking skills to work with a range of other agencies.
- Clear communication skills.
If this position is of interest to you, then send a copy of your CV to
email@example.com or call us directly for a brief conversation in the
first instance on 07834 714331